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Senior Volunteer Development Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:29 November 2020 at midnight 

To support and facilitate the work of volunteers across the county and to support volunteers to work with children, young people and families who are at risk of poor outcomes and in need of additional support.
To assist, promote and enable parent participation in the Children and Families Wellbeing Service.
To support and train the locality Volunteer Development Officers to support volunteers across the county and in the YOT service who are working with young people at risk of offending/re-offending. 
  • Good standard of education.
  • NNEB/NVQ3 or equivalent in Childcare, Youth and Community, Health and Social Care, IAG, Community Regeneration.
  • Significant experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience of working with young people at risk of offending and re-offending.
  • Experience of inter-agency work.
  • Experience in delivering training.
  • Comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child.
  • Understanding of risk and protective factors including the principles of effective practice.
  • Knowledge of child development and an awareness of differing needs of children and young people.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a multi-agency context, including the ability to operate in a variety of different settings with both clients and professionals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presenting information to professional partners; good recording, administrative and report writing skills.
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to engage with people from a variety of backgrounds, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise work.
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Microsoft packages and databases / case management systems.
  • Good assessment skills and the ability to use assessment tools.
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Debbie Stobbs, Tel: 0116 305 2601 Email: 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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